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Leadership Team

Jonathan Kingsepp Jonathan is founder and principal of NorthBound Solutions, Inc., a provider of business consulting solutions to the Business Intelligence market. Prior to founding NBS in 2001, Jonathan Kingsepp was a Director and Product Manager at Advisa Group, Inc., with responsibilities over development of a portfolio management solution for the Financial Services industry. Before Advisa, Jonathan spent most of his career in the Financial Services industry, most recently as a Vice President with Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co. (now Fitch Ratings) covering the Finance and Leasing industries. He also spent six years at First Chicago NBD Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) as an Assistant Vice President and Credit Underwriter lending to global finance and leasing companies and to middle market corporate accounts. Jonathan has a BS in Finance from Miami University and an MBA in Management Accounting from DePaul University's Kellstadt School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA Charterholder.

Carlos Cruz Carlos is the Managing Director of Strategy and Business Solutions at NorthBound Solutions. Cruz has over 14 years of experience delivering successful business strategy and business process initiatives to clients across a broad range of industries including Financial Services, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Transportation and Logistics, Telecommunications, High Tech, and Not-for-Profit. His clients include a number of Fortune 50 and Forbes 50 members as well as small and medium sized industry leaders. Prior to Northbound, Carlos Cruz was the Director of Trillium Solutions Group’s consulting services practice. Cruz joined Trillium in 2002 shortly after its founding and had responsibilities for growing its consulting practice, developing its core methodologies and ensuring quality delivery to all clients. Prior to joining Trillium, Cruz was a Senior Manager at Accenture, LLC. Cruz received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and his MBA in International Marketing and Finance from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Cruz chairs the advisory board for DePaul University’s Alumni Sharing Knowledge network and participates annually in a number of charitable events and races whose organizations focus on finding cures for cancer.

Jonathan Peterson Jonathan is the Solution Architect and Chief Software Developer for NorthBound Solutions, Inc. After two years at the University of Massachusetts' artificial intelligence lab and a brief stint at the boutique Chicago consulting firm, the Premisys Corporation, Jon joined UBS Warburg, where he led a team in the historical data systems group and worked on risk control systems. For several years Jon led the technology team at iCopyright.com, which provides copyright licensing and content services for world-class publishers. Jonathan earned his BA in Computer Science and Asian Studies from Cornell University and an MSCS from the University of Massachusetts.